Dwarf Angelfish – Fisher’s Angelfish (Centropyge fisheri)

Updated on January 30, 2021 by

Native to Hawaiian Islands and along the Johnston Atoll, the Fisher’s Angelfish otherwise known as the Fisher’s Pygmy or Fisher’s Dwarf Angelfish is one of the dwarf Angelfish species. They are also called Orange Angelfish or Yellowtail Angelfish due to their body coloration.

Quick stats – Fisher’s Angelfish

Max size4” / 10 cm
AquariumMin 55 gallon / 200 liters
Water74-79° F / 23-27° C

dKH 8-12, pH 8.1-8.5

sg 1021-1.025

Care levelEasy
BehaviourMostly peaceful
ColorsBlue, tan
Lifespan6 years or more

Fisher’s Angelfish description

They possess orange body coloration, a caudal yellow fin and a sapphire blue outline that highlights the belly and anal fin.

They are hermaphrodites with the dominant female changing to male in the absence of a male individual in the group.

Fisher’s Angelfish in the ideal aquarium

Centropyge fisheri

Setting up the best aquarium for Fisher’s Angelfish will require a well filtered minimum of 55 gallon tank within the required water parameters for a saltwater tank.

The water conditions should have the following parameters: 23-27˚C (72.0-78.0F), pH 8.1-8.54, 8-12 dKH, 1021-1.025 sg and subjected to frequent water changes.

The tank should be decorated with lots of live rock work that provide them with hiding places to mimic their natural habitat. This rock work should also facilitate the growth of algae upon which they would thrive and graze on.

Fisher’s Angelfish are not suitable for a reef tanks as they would often nip and damage the precious corals and clam mantles.

Fisher’s Angelfish feeding

In the wild they are omnivores and would often feed on a variety of meaty and vegetable matters.

The best food for Fisher’s Angelfish is based on live and frozen meaty Mysis shrimp, marine algae, Spirulina and other high quality prepared foods suitable for the marine Angelfish.

Fisher’s Angelfish breeding

Fisher’s Angelfish are difficult to breed in captivity as they lack visual differences between the male and female gender.

They are easy to care for and with proper care, they can live over 6 years while growing up to 4’’ (10.16cm).